summer is the wonderful season for fireflies and fun, when thoughts of fall and winter are far, far from my mind. yet soon enough, autumn will be here with chilly air to chase the lightening bugs toward next year. time then, for knitting a cozy little shawlette to bridge one season’s passing into another—a wash of silk-softened wool splashed across with star and firefly motifs, extending summer just a bit while closeting thoughts of a jacket for one more month. it’s just the thing for september . . .
just the thing to set off the motifs in the scarf tails. thank you adrienne!
the absolutely lovely and generous jennifer, of spirit trail fiberworks, handed me this fascinating skein of penelope at the maryland sheep and wool, on a day so hot, it was all we could do not to mop our brows with the yarn. and yet, i was smitten (yarn ho that i am). when i thought up the firefly shawlette, i knew i had a marriage made in heaven; this yarn is pure luxury. you can see this and many other gorgeous fiber blends in jennifer’s online store.
inspired by the way it knit up in the dark colorway, i went searching for a color that would give me a completely different take on the same pattern. enter zen yarn garden’s serenity silk lace, the house blend laceweight devised by the ever-enabling roxanne. in a summery, juicy orange, it was just the thing.
one shawl, two ways; both beautiful. thanks so much jennifer and roxanne!
many thanks to our test knitters phoebe and kim, too—besides working through the pattern carefully to suss out any issues, these two were the very best of cheerleaders along the way, emailing frequently to say how much fun they were having. how lucky am i??
BTW, kim knit hers in her new lark fingering yarn; runor has, you can see it later today on her blog
ok, time for more pictures, i think! i’m going to end with my favorite series from the whole shoot . . .
and i’ll leave it to you to imagine what happened next, hehe.